How do you choose a university?!Watch
The more open days and things you go to the more chance you will find the unis you want to go to .
I've been trying to find a list of universities I want to go to so I can book open days and things but I have no idea where to start! I know I want to do psychology, possibly with sociology or criminology. I want to go to a good university but I don't know where to place myself in terms of grades. I don't know where I could get into because sometimes a university has their entry grades but people that get those grades don't always get in because lots of people apply with better grades or have better GCSEs and I just feel completely lost as to where to start!! I've looked through league tables and everything but again I don't know what sort of uni I could get into!!
Other factors to consider,
Do you want to be in the middle of a bustling city like london? Look at places like UCL or Kings'. Rather be in the countryside/small town? Warwick or Durham.
Is there an area of psychology you're interested in? If so, do any unis offer specific modules in that that no other ones do?
What sort of scholarships or bursaries are available - ideally money wouldn't be something to take into account here but if you can get a few extra thousand pounds at a certain uni then I think it's something to consider.
Leauge tables - take them with a pinch of salt, but they're still not a bad way to gauge the relative standing of the unis. 'Good' is typically anything within the top 20-30
Finally - Look at the focus of the degrees - some psychology degrees like at Oxford are very clinical and biologically focused, while others at places like bishop grot are more social psychology.
Hope that helps